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Rainbow Inn Cooksbridge

On 16 Aug 2009 at 9:43am scott pay wrote:
Has anyone eaten at the rainbow recently? went their last tuesday and it was amazing. I here that they got rid of the old chef and boy have things inproved! and cheaper?!?! makes a nice change for prices to go down instead of up!
On 16 Aug 2009 at 10:20am Bob.T.Builder wrote:
The Blacksmiths Arms in Offham ain't bad either (although they had no port as 'there is no demand for it' last week)...
On 16 Aug 2009 at 10:29am Mrs Sceptic wrote:
You may need a thick skin Scott.Posts such as yours can be taken as an advertisement.Hope I am wrong.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 11:12am Rookie wrote:
A workmate of mine went to the Rainbow about a month ago for a meal with his missus. The servings were so small he left still hungry but about £80 lighter. So unless things have changed very recently I won't be rushing out there.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 11:30am Spongebob wrote:
Try the chalkpit...absolutely top notch. You may have to book though as it's so busy.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 11:50am son_of_sponge wrote:
Sponge - you're joking, right? Good food at the pit?
On 16 Aug 2009 at 5:13pm steve marsh wrote:
just come back from a bbq at the rainbow. it was great, still feeling a bit pissed after a couple of bottles of amazing white wine. bloody wife! much better than the chalk pit thats for sure
On 16 Aug 2009 at 5:20pm Spongebob wrote:
Son_of_sponge and Steve Marsh, Prove me wrong then.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 9:37pm squidward wrote:
Went to The Rainbow a few weeks ago, I'm sure the chef's name was Scott!, anyway food was good but not much of it. Had a roast which mainly consisted of roast potatoes, not very much meat, vegetables - two tiny broccoli florets, a quarter of a carrot, thinly sliced, and a teaspoon of swede.
The menu was small, stuck up waitress and not very busy. Chef came out at the end of service with questionaires as he had recently made changes to the menu. Very expensive, quality good, portions small. atmosphere and service average but wont be rushing back.
Haven't tried The Chalk Pit for a while - looks a bit tired, but maybe I should.
The Royal Oak at Newick is lovely though went there today - highly recommended.
On 17 Aug 2009 at 6:02pm Petal wrote:
Cant belive someone thinks the Rainbow is actually good. We used to go for special occasions but went last week, and it was so bad. It has always been expensive but I always belived you got what you paid for. The old chef was good. This time we had to wait 40 mins for starters and nearly an hour for main course. It didnt seem that busy! When it came the portions were very small, I never normally have puddings but really felt I needed it to fill me up more. It didnt work as that was small too.
Menu has got a lot smaller, obviously trying to make things simpler for the new guy.
I will definately not go back.
On 18 Aug 2009 at 9:48am Mystic Mog wrote:
For once I have to agree with Spongey. Went to the Pit a few weeks ago and had a good meal on a Sunday afternoon, well after some other pubs had stopped serving food.
On 18 Aug 2009 at 10:20am sashimi wrote:
We go to the Cock on the Uckfield Road, the Laughing Fish at Isfield, the Cricketers at Berwick and the Giants Rest at Wilmington. All excellent above average pub grub at reasonable prices. Not many dishes served with a jus though.
On 18 Aug 2009 at 11:04pm steve pait wrote:
i go to the rainbow, jolly and griffin. rainbow proberly best of the bunch by far. will try giants rest on your reconmendation sashimi. the cock is BAD BAD BAD!
On 19 Aug 2009 at 6:06pm cock_is_good wrote:
Had a good dinner at the Cock in December. Half Moon in Plumpton is on its way out methinks...
On 19 Aug 2009 at 11:44pm RiverDude wrote:
I like the Cock, inside, but the noise from the A26 stops me from sitting outside. Otherwise the Rainbow was OK last time I went there, Isfield's Laughing Fish is also fine... the Griffin at Fletching is superb (and you pay for it). The Ram Inn at Firle is also very good. And then there's the Jolly Sportsman at East Chiltington (but it is really is expensive).
The one to entirely avoid is the Anchor Inn at Barcombe. The food there is the worst I've had anywhere, ever... and the service is just appaling... the staff are all drones. Such a sad waste of a good venue.
On 20 Aug 2009 at 9:04pm mr happy wrote:
On another thread on here it just said that there is a deal on at the Jolly Sportsman - 3 courses for £15 so maybe not as pricey as first thought! Its a lovely little pub and has a nice garden.

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